The contrast between the serenity of the calm waters of Loch Ness, and the furore created by the thousands of people singing, dancing, and cheering, is really something to behold.
With the organizers booking a wide range of acts, from pop to rock, and techno to folk, its eclecticism has long since been something the organizers are proud of, and that the fans are attracted to. Essentially, there's something for everyone.
The fantastic Scottish crowd really make things memorable, with a definite anything goes party atmosphere that’s wild but also very friendly, creating an inviting combination.
Headliners have previously included Scottish legends Biffy Clyro, Fatboy Slim, Kasabian, Magnetic Man, Mumford & Sons, and Annie Mac to name just a few.
A host of eclectic arenas add a unique and much loved signature to RockNess including a comedy proposition previously headlined by funnymen superstars Tim Minchin and Kevin Bridges, as well as Howard’s End, a traditional character pub with special guest landlord Howard Marks.
Along with an impressive menu of food and drink, this festival of contrast continues to excite and astound, and maintains its title as one of the most beautiful festivals of the year.
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History of Rockness
The festival started out as Fatboy Slim arrived with his 'Brighton Beach Party' on the shores of Loch Ness way back in 2006. It sold out very quickly, and made such an impression that a return to the site was inevitable. By 2009 it had expanded enough to become a 3 day festival and hosted such massive acts as Biffy Clyro, The Flaming Lips and The Prodigy.
It has continued to grow in size and stature, and is now regularly winning 'Best Small Festival' awards with magazines like NME.
RockNess has become famous for its eclectic lineups as well as the hedonistic, but also friendly crowd it attracts. Rockness is certainly the place to let go of your inhibitions, in an incredible atmosphere, which is probably why it is so loved.